Make Police Brutality A Crime In All Jurisdictionz: Sign The Petition Below

Police brutality is not ILLEGAL in most jurisdictions. In other words, police brutality is not a crime in most places around the U.S. Officers are increasingly using excessive force for misdemeanors and simple traffic stops. Others are using deadly force for no justified reasons at all.   The choke hold is legal in most jurisdictions. Policies […]

police brutality against black and brown people we’re in thiz together

Native people are the most loving people in the world. And it makes sense—so many of us have seen this movie before. We got our own problems, right?  Still, ever since the Michael Brown tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, I’ve received hundreds of Facebook messages and emails—Native people understanding the connection between black folks’ interaction with […]

Can We Talk About How Black Women Are Treated az Threatz, Too?

We tend to focus on the consequences of stereotypes about men, but black women are victims of racialized violence as well. Understanding this is a matter of life and death By: Josie Pickens A girl holds a sign on Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo., as she protests the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by […]

Dallas: armed demo in solidarity with Ferguson

Taking advantage of Texas’ open carry law, a gun club named after one of the founders of the Black Panther Party marched in Dallas on Wednesday to protest against police brutality, KTXA-TV reported. Around two dozen members of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club carried rifles and red, black and green flags as they marched […]

Ferguson Exposez Amerika’z Enduring Legacy of White Bigotry

By Bill Boyarsky Shutterstock At the heart of what’s happening in Ferguson, Mo., is an unbridgeable racial divide that has prevented too many whites from looking at African-Americans as human beings. The racial divide is not exclusively between black and white. As a resident of Los Angeles and a journalist working here, I experience life […]

For Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969)

by nancy a heitzeg “Nothing but a Northern Lynching”… Eyes on the Prize – 12 – A Nation of Law?, 1967-1968 “By the late 1960s, the anger in poorer urban areas over charges of police brutality was smoldering. In Chicago, Fred Hampton formed a Black Panther Party chapter. As the chapter grew, so did police […]

500 innocent Amerikanz are murdered by police every year (USDOJ).

      Posted July 04, 2014 In 1994 the US Government passed a law authorizing the Pentagon to donate surplus Cold War era military equipment to local police departments. In the 20 years since, weaponry designed for use on a foreign battlefield, has been handed over for use on American streets…against American citizens. The […]

Black Children az Young az Kindergartenerz Are Getting Hand-Cuffed and Arrested Across the US: This Iz Human Rightz Abuse

  Black Agenda Report / By Margaret Kimberley Two recent cases involving the New York City police department show the perils black people face even in childhood. Americans should take a long look in the mirror before criticizing other nations for human rights abuses. The law enforcement system in the United States ranks among the […]

Interview with Mumia: Relevant then, relevant now

  A View from Death Row A written interview with political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal by ILWU Local 10 longshore worker Jack Heyman January 15, 1999 The Dispatcher: West Coast maritime employers attempted by the use of cops and courts to intimidate labor activist picketers and the ILWU from demonstrating international labor solidarity in the Neptune […]